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    Mushroom rain = sunshower?

    Hello,

    I think among the forum members there're definitely people who like gathering mushrooms in autumn. In Russia this is one of the favorite activities of many people especially older ones. We believe that there are some days when mushrooms in forests grow more rapidly than usual. These are the days when the sun is shining and it's raining simultaneously. We have a specific word for such a rain: "Mushroom raining". Do you use any idiomatic expression in English to describe a rain like this? Maybe "sunshower"?

    Thanks

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    Re: Mushroom rain = sunshower?

    Sunshower (sun shower):

    "In Russian, it is called грибной дождь (gribnoy dozhd'), "mushroom rain", as such conditions are considered favorable to growing mushrooms. It is also often referred to as слепой дождь (slepoy dozhd'}, which literally translates as "blind rain".

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    Re: Mushroom rain = sunshower?

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    These are the days when the sun is shining and it's raining simultaneously. We have a specific word for such a rain: "Mushroom raining". Do you use any idiomatic expression in English to describe a rain like this? Maybe "sunshower
    Not as far as I know. Pity. I like the idea.

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    Re: Mushroom rain = sunshower?

    Only rarely is there simultaneous sunshine and rain. That's when rainbows are visible.

    The nearest equivalent we have to your expression is in the springtime, when showers alternate with warm sunshine. We call this good growing weather.

    Rover

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    Re: Mushroom rain = sunshower?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Only rarely is there simultaneous sunshine and rain. That's when rainbows are visible.

    The nearest equivalent we have to your expression is in the springtime, when showers alternate with warm sunshine. We call this good growing weather.

    Rover
    Actually what I'm speaking about occurs in the summertime in Russia because mushrooms where I live never grow in spring. Concerning autumn such rains as I've described are rare. Probably that's different in other parts of the world.

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    Re: Mushroom rain = sunshower?

    Sunshower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In the US South, it is said that "the devil is beating his wife." Many other expressions from around the world in the linked article.

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